Published Jun 15, 2012If you're having a tough time narrowing down your options for your next trip to the movies, check out our Recently Reviewed section and find out which new releases got the Exclaim! stamp of approval this week. You can start off by taking a look at the highlights here.
To start, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg (and, in a smaller role, Vanilla Ice) team up in That's My Boy (pictured), the story of a down-on-his-luck dad who makes a return to his son's life on the eve of his wedding. Also, Max McGuire's Foreverland revisits the classic "on the road" storyline, as a terminally ill young man takes to the highway with the sister of his recently deceased friend.
Meanwhile, Greta Gerwig stars as the titular character in Lola Versus, playing the role of a Manhattanite dealing with being unceremoniously dumped by her fiancee, while Safety Not Guaranteed tells the story of a Seattle writer headed into the wilds of small-town Washington for a story, only to have it commandeered by one of his magazine's interns.
Next, in Matthew Akers's Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present the life and work of the legendary performance artist are profiled, making it one of our top picks for the weekend, and The Island President takes a look at the rise of former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, who's time in office was characterized by intense environmental campaigning.
And finally, a northern community, facing imminent destruction via global warming, files a lawsuit against a big oil powerhouse in Kivalina vs. Exxon, directed by Ben Addelman.
To read full reviews of these film picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.